Sprint’s LG G Flex 2 is getting an OTA to Android 5.1.1 and you may have already gotten it … or not. It all depends on the wave your device is syncing with. The OTA itself began a week ago, but in the meantime the limitedness of it wore off and it became a wide-spread phenomenon.
This update brings the device to build number LS996ZV6; you should find it in your update menu as we speak. 5.1.1 for G Flex 2 presents factory reset protection and the usual Lollipop features (improved notifications and interruption settings).
LG G Flex 2 is on its way to AT&T. The smartphone will apparently launch online and in stores on April 24th, and the curved device will sell for $709 full price or $300 with a two-year contract.
LG’s second curved smartphone is finally making its way at AT&T at a rather spicy price, at least compared to other US carriers. If you buy the device full price, you can spread the payment in 30 pieces of $23.64, or choose a 24-month payment plan of $29.55 a month or 20 payments of $35.45.
The only upside to this price is that AT&T offers the G Flex 2 with 3 GB of RAM, whereas Sprint is giving the 2GB version at $199.99 with a 2-year contract.
[box type=”shadow”]Press release:
LG G Flex 2™ Available at Select AT&T Retail Stores and Online Starting April 24
AT&T will offer the G Flex 2 for the phone for $709, which you can break down into 30 payments of 23.64, 24 months of $29.55, or 20 installments of $35.45. Alternatively you can hand over $300 and sign a two-year contract. However you slice it, this is significantly more money than Sprint wants for the same device, though at least AT&T’s version comes with 3GB of RAM.
Next Generation Smartphone with Revolutionary Curved Display to be Available for $0 down on AT&T Next
DALLAS, April 20, 2015 – AT&T1 announced the LG G Flex 2™ in Platinum Silver will be available for purchase in select AT&T retail stores and on www.att.com starting Friday, April 24. The award-winning G Flex 2 is the latest addition to the largest portfolio of LG smartphones available from any U.S. carrier.
G Flex 2 Features
The G Flex 2 is the latest addition to LG’s G Flex line of smartphones and has been improved with an advanced curved design and a slimmed down, higher resolution display to support better ergonomics.
The iconic curved design of the G Flex 2 follows the contour of your face, while also providing a reassuring ergonomic grip, which makes it easy to hold and operate. While the 5.5-inch Full HD P-OLED curved display of the G Flex 2 provides stunning color and smooth crisp video.
The smartphone features a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera with Laser Auto Focus and OIS+. Laser Auto Focus allows you to focus fast while the floating OIS+ lens steadies the shot for sharp, focused imagery even in less than ideal lighting situations. The rear camera supports a variety of shooting options, including a voice activated Cheese Shutter, Burst Shot and Panorama Shot. Easily take and preview selfies with the front camera that supports LG’s Gesture Shot. A simple hand gesture activates the count down timer to take the selfie, and Gesture View enables you to automatically preview the picture when you lower your arms.
The G Flex 2 also features convenient notifications with Glance View. Key information such as time, recent messages or missed calls is discretely displayed with a downward swipe from the top of the curved screen – even when the smartphone is asleep and the display is off.
Under the hood, the G Flex 2 runs the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa-Core processor, featuring 64-bit capable CPUs optimized for Android 5.0, making it speedy enough and efficient for robust multi-media playback and multi-tasking.
Storage: 3 GB RAM and up to 32 GB internal storage, additional storage available via the internal microSD slot that supports up to a 2TB microSD card2
Battery: Fast Charge3 3,000 mAh (LG Fast Charger is included in the box)
G Flex 2 Pricing
The LG G Flex 2 runs on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network and the network with the nation’s strongest 4G LTE signal.4 Qualified customers can purchase the G Flex 2 for $0 down with AT&T Next5 at $23.64 per month for 30 installments on AT&T Next 24, $29.55 per month on AT&T Next 18 for 24 installments, or $35.45 on AT&T Next 12 for 20 installments. You can also buy the smartphone for $299.99 with a two-year agreement6 or at no annual commitment for $708.99.7 [/box]
LG G Flex 2 will be sold in the UK as well, and Vodafone owns it for the first 6 weeks after launch. The newly announced LG product will be selling in the US and across the pond as well, the first carrier to be distributing the device being Vodafone.
The device will be available across a number of data plans including the 4G plans which include choosing between Spotify Premium, Sky sports mobile TV and NOW TV entertainment pass.
Other details regarding the price and actual launch date are still unknown, but we will come back with news regarding L G G Flex 2 when they become available.
LG G Flex 2 is getting on US carrier offers soon, as AT&T and Sprint promise their customers just hours after the official unveiling of the new device.
The phone presented HERE has a Snapdragon 810 processor with a 13 MP camera, a 5.5” curved body and a self-healing case and it will be available for purchase sometime at the end of Q1 in 2015, at least on Sprint. They will exclusively sell the volcano red color. You can even pre-register for one HERE!
AT&T announced it will sell the G Flex 2 as well, but there are fewer details known at the moment. On the landing page you can only see the Flex 2 as coming soon.
Verizon and T Mobile have not made any announcements regarding their availability for the LG device as of yet.
Sprint’s LG G3 and LG G Flex are getting an OTA Monday December 1st, and what they’re getting is Wi Fi calling. In case you have one of these devices and you are a Sprint customer, you can expect for some new software this coming week.
LG G3 will be getting to version ZV26 whereas the G Flex will be getting ZV9. The devices are not getting Lollipop because the OTA change log shows only bug and security fixes and Wi Fi international calling. The updates are not listed on the device’s official Sprint pages at the moment.
Apart from Wi Fi calling, LG G3 is getting some security patches coming directly from Qualcomm and Google, some fixes and improvements when it comes to the homescreen, lockscreen, aux cable detection and compass app.
LG G Flex is getting better HD voice sound quality and Google security patches.
Around 40% of current users will be getting the update next week, whereas the rest will be getting the OTA in the following three days. It appears that someone at XDA devs already got their hands on a flashable ZIP file for the G3 device. If you want to head over there and get your update manually, you can safely click HERE.
LG G Flex from Sprint just got an update with a few tweaks today. The device is probably (surely) not the best on the planet, but its curves attract the audience like a magnet. Although there may not be many such devices from Sprint curving around, they get the ZV7 update which will add some new features and fixes.
What you basically get is Voice over Wi Fi, which means you get to call people on Wi Fi rather than over network, where Sprint does not offer such stable support, and a Google Patch for SMS and Security, which probably means some Open SSL bugs are solved. It is not an update to 4.4.4, where Android fixed most existing Open SSL bugs. Other updates are HD Voice Icon and an Update on email signatures.
Sprint started rolling the update today and it will take until July 16th to catch all LG G Flex devices.